Jacob Tooke

About: I started riding as early as I can remember, I was building jumps and doing stunts where ever I could. Growing up in Banff there was no shortage of extreme terrain and natural trails to ride. What I looked forward to most of all were the trips we would make out to Silver Star to ride the impeccably groomed and manicured trails - I couldn’t believe how good it could be. I would study the videos on the SilverStar website, so inspired by every curve and contour.

My Dad and I traveled out six times to ride the summer before we finally moved here in 2011. Since that time I have been riding as much as I possibly can, rain or snow of blistering hot, always challenging myself to go that much faster or smoother, or bigger. I’ve definitely broken a lot of bikes! (Thanks Mom and Dad ;).  I just love to ride, feeling one with my bike and the terrain and nature. I love sharing that feeling with young riders through volunteer coaching with Sprockids. While still pretty new to Enduro, with just a few races in 2015, in 2016, I managed to come in second in the overall BC East Enduro Series and fourth Nationally, earning me a spot on the Junior National Team. This season is looking great with some great results so far including a win at the MEC BC Enduro Series West in Vernon. I’m headed to three World Series Races this season in Aspen CO, Crankworx in Whistler and Finale Ligure, Italy. I was able to get an athletic scholarship at Quest University to continue training and competing at the World Series level. I feel so lucky to have an area the caliber of SilverStar in my backyard.